Position Title: Director of Development - School of Law
Classification Title: FT Administrator
City/Campus: Detroit - Riverfront
Department: Major Gifts
Position Status: Full Time
The Major Gift Officer for the School of Law is responsible for planning and managing the overall major gift work for the school. They will work through University Advancement and in conjunction with the School of Law. The Major Gift Officer for the School of Law will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, and developing an overall major gift program that will support both the specific initiatives of the School of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy’s overall development efforts. The MGO identifies, qualifies, cultivates and solicits donor prospects and stewards donors according to the performance expectations established in University Advancement (UA).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(1) Identification of donor prospects. (2) Contact with donors and donor prospects for qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. (3) Contact preparation and follow up, recordkeeping, proposal development. (4) Meetings with Dean, faculty, staff and UA supervisor and UA team. (5) Other duties that support major gift development.
Education (Minimum/Preferred): A college degree.
Experience (Minimum/Preferred): Two years to five years experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Employee will have the knowledge and skills to successfully manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors for the University’s fundraising initiatives. Knowledge and skills include the ability to identify, qualify and cultivate donor prospects; to develop timely and effective solicitation strategies; to conduct personal solicitations; and to effectively steward donors in a way that will lead to their next gift.
Employee will have the knowledge and skills to develop fundraising goals and detailed prospect strategy plans with priorities, action steps, timelines and expected outcomes; to maintain complete contact reports and appropriate Raiser’s Edge records; and to advise on the development of fundraising marketing materials.
Employee will have the ability to work with the Dean and appropriate faculty and staff to develop and maintain a comprehensive approach to external relations, and to fulfill the major gift portion of that plan, which will include, but not be limited to, assisting the Dean with local, regional, and national strategies to increase both the amount of monies raised and the number of donors giving to the school.
Employee should be comfortable working within established job metrics on a monthly and annual performance basis.
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Open Date: 08/20/2019
Salary/Pay Information: Commensurate with experience
Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
Internal Number: AF9865-PM001-4020-1165
About University of Detroit Mercy
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.